First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Yahia

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Alt. Meaning

Y is for yippee, and the things that inspire you to yell it

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

H is for honest, something you hold dear.

I is for inspire, others seek your guidance.

A is for adaptable, for the world is full of unique challenges

Notable Persons Named Yahia

Yahia was born in Lisbon. He died in 1222.


Yahia was born in 1903 in Istanbul. Yahia is also known as Yahia Ben Mahmoud El Hajjem. He breathed his last breath on March 1st, 1969.


Yahia Kébé is a soccer player for the Al Kharaitiyat SC, Blackburn Rovers F.C., FC Girondins de Bordeaux, Football Club Libourne, Troyes AC, Raja Casablanca, and Burkina Faso national football team. Yahia was born on July 11th, 1985 in Ouagadougou.


Yahia was born in 1928. He passed away in 2004.


Yahia was born on February 7th, 1990.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Yahia


Antar Yahia is a soccer player for the US Orléans, FC Sochaux-Montbéliard, Inter Milan, SC Bastia, OGC Nice, VfL Bochum, Al-Nassr FC, FC Kaiserslautern, Espérance Sportive de Tunis, Platanias F.C., Angers SCO, France national under-16 football team, France national under-18 football team, and a. Antar was born on March 28th, 1982 in Mulhouse, France.


Alaeddine Yahia is a soccer player for the Stade Malherbe Caen, CS Louhans-Cuiseaux, En Avant de Guingamp, Southampton F.C., AS Saint-Étienne, CS Sedan Ardennes, OGC Nice, RC Lens, and Tunisia national football team. Alaeddine was born on September 26th, 1981 in Colombes.


Wissem Ben Yahia is a soccer player for the Gaziantep Büyükşehir Belediyespor, Club Africain, Mersin İdmanyurdu, and Tunisia national football team. Wissem was born on September 9th, 1984 in Tunis.


Amor was born on July 1st, 1985 in Kebili.


Walid was born in 1936 in Tayibe.


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Popularity of Yahia as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Yahia U.S.
  White 62.33% 64.26%
  African American 14.88% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 6.98% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.19% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 11.63% 16.26%

Of Last Name Yahia

People with the last name Yahia are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Yahia

  • How Popular is the name Yahia? Yahia is the 22,240th most popular name of all time. As a last name Yahia was the 86,645th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Yahia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 288 babies born with the first name Yahia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Yahia to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Yahia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2000 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Yahia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Yahia is Tuesday, January 8th, 1895.
  • What year had the most people named Yahia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Yahia was in 2016 with a total of 42 babies.
  • Random Yahia Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Yahia is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 8 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Yahia: Your name in reverse order is Aihay. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aayih. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Yahia? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 215 people with the last name Yahia.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Yahia? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Yahia as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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